GLSA-200703-04 : Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities

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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-04 (Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tom Ferris reported a heap-based buffer overflow involving wide SVG stroke widths that affects Mozilla Firefox 2 only. Various researchers reported some errors in the JavaScript engine potentially leading to memory corruption. Mozilla Firefox also contains minor vulnerabilities involving cache collision and unsafe pop-up restrictions, filtering or CSS rendering under certain conditions.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page that will trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. It is also possible for an attacker to spoof the address bar, steal information through cache collision, bypass the local files protection mechanism with pop-ups, or perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of sensitive information, like user credentials.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time for all of these issues, but most of them can be avoided by disabling JavaScript.


Users upgrading to the following releases of Mozilla Firefox should note that this upgrade has been found to lose the saved passwords file in some cases. The saved passwords are encrypted and stored in the 'signons.txt' file of ~/.mozilla/ and we advise our users to save that file before performing the upgrade.
All Mozilla Firefox 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-' All Mozilla Firefox 1.5 binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-' All Mozilla Firefox 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-' All Mozilla Firefox 2.0 binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin-'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24771

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-04.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/06

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-firefox-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6077, CVE-2007-0775, CVE-2007-0776, CVE-2007-0777, CVE-2007-0778, CVE-2007-0779, CVE-2007-0780, CVE-2007-0800, CVE-2007-0801, CVE-2007-0981, CVE-2007-0995

BID: 21240, 22396, 22566, 22694

GLSA: 200703-04

CWE: 79, 119